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It Wouldn't Be Christmas Unless----

It wouldn't be Christmas unless there's lots of snow, Nor would it be Christmas without sprigs of mistletoe! What would Christmas be without jolly old Saint Nick, And Ralphie's "A Christmas Story", that all-time classic flick! What would Christmas be without a tree with shining lights, And carolers singing "Silent Night" on snowy winter nights! It just wouldn't be complete without the town's Christmas parade, With marching bands and Santa aboard a firetruck in the cavalcade! It wouldn't be Christmas sans greeting cards noting Santa's girth, And much more fittingly, cards heralding a little Boy's birth! It wouldn't be Christmas without Dad receiving the usual socks and ties, And Mom oohing and aahing over more hot-pads to use baking pies! Can you imagine Christmas without fruit cakes and snickerdoodles, Candy canes, peanut brittle, chocolate creams and scrumptious strudels! Christmas wouldn't be complete without seeing the blissful joy, On the face of every girl and boy as they unwrap their treasured toy! It wouldn't be Christmas without the gatherings of dear kith and kin, At happy celebrations where love and fellowship reigns therein, Remembering that the reason we celebrate the season most of all, Is the birth of a Royal King to a young virgin in an humble stall! Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired

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Date: 12/24/2015 10:24:00 AM
Well, after reading this joyous poem I really have the Christmas spirit Bob. Your rhyme is sublime in this enchanting piece! I want to wish you and your family a Mele Kalikimaka my friend. Blessings and Aloha, Connie
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 12/24/2015 11:17:00 AM
Thank you for those kind comments, Connie, and you and your family have yourselves a Merry Christmas - bob h
Date: 12/23/2015 8:06:00 AM
Just a write full of wonder and joy, Robert. You certainly reminded us all of what Christmas joys we have to be thankful for, especially in that last line. Great write!
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Date: 12/22/2015 8:45:00 PM
Merry Christmas Bob... simply Bob, there would be no Christmas and that would be a shame - thanks mate - Lindsay
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Date: 12/22/2015 1:01:00 PM
I believe you hit all the right notes in this one, Bob. Warmed the cockles of my Christmasy heart! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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Date: 12/22/2015 12:24:00 PM
God Bless you, and Merry Christmas to you and yours Chief Master Sergeant! A lovely poem to celebrate this most holy of seasons. I got a chuckle out of 'Santa's girth' especially rhming with 'a little boy's birth!!' BRAVO Sir. This is a triumph!! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 12/20/2015 7:06:00 PM
Bob, stopped by to enjoy some of my favorite and best poets of 2010 - 1015 :) Hope you are well enjoying what is left of 2015. Sending an early Christmas Message with Hugs. May you have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year. Good luck in all you do during 2016. ~SKAT LOVE~
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Date: 12/17/2015 11:08:00 AM
So very beautifully said... Merry Christmas from my family to yours.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 12/17/2015 1:11:00 PM
Thank you very much, Carol and a Merry Christmas to you and yours. And thanks for your support and encouragement over the years - bob h
Date: 12/17/2015 8:57:00 AM
I see you saved the best till last. Merry Christmas Robert.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 12/17/2015 1:12:00 PM
Thank you Richard and may you and your family enjoy a blessed Christmas Season - bob h
Date: 12/16/2015 12:52:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your work that describes what most have come to expect from Christmas in America..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 12/16/2015 3:45:00 AM
Amazing write Bob H., I can't imagine Christmas without the sweet taste and gatherings. A wonderful message, remembering the reason we celebrate the season. always a fan LINDA
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Date: 12/11/2015 6:47:00 PM
Dear Robert Loved this piece my friend and your right on the button, what would Christmas really be like if these special things would be missing, as long as the love is there and the true feeling of Christmas is their, nothing else matters, and thanks for your review of my poem also, my friend, you have a great weekend, cheri dunn
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Date: 12/9/2015 11:43:00 PM
A wonderful recollection of the things that make Christmas, Christmas! I enjoyed reading your Christmas poem, Bob! Merry Christmas to you and your family! God Bless! Love, Kim
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Date: 12/9/2015 7:13:00 PM
this made me teary, all the wonderful things about this holiday. Your the best...so glad to read your work through the year. BG
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Date: 12/9/2015 6:24:00 PM
i also think it wouldn't be christmas without a delightful poem from you, dear bob! this one is wonderful! wishing you and your family a very merry christmas...
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Date: 12/9/2015 4:43:00 PM
Nicely written Robert good rhyme and flow on this Christmas joy poem. Thanks
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Date: 12/9/2015 3:28:00 PM
Lovely festive write Robert - I have an American friend here she would always make us a bag of snickerdoodles every year sadly she has had a stroke and no longer bakes - thanks for the memory:-) hugs jan xx
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 12/9/2015 3:32:00 PM
Oops sorry, Jan - I got ahead of myself and my reply to Rose appeared on my reply to you. Glad you enjoyed the write - I had never heard of snickerdoodles (an amusing word to me) until my wife started baking them. A Merry Olde Christmas to you and yours - bob h
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 12/9/2015 3:29:00 PM
Thank you, Rose. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours - Bob H